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নানা আয়োজনে পলিত হচ্ছে দৈনিক পত্রদূত সম্পাদক স.ম আলাউদ্দীন মৃত্যুবার্ষিকী সাতক্ষীরায় ২৪১ জনের মাঝে ১৭ লাখ টাকার অনুদানের চেক বিতরণ কুমিল্লায় দেশ ও জাতির কল্যাণে দোয়া ঈদ উপলক্ষে রেমালে ক্ষতিগ্রস্থদের মাঝে খাদ্য বিতরণ করলো মাহাবুবা মতলেব তালুকদার ফাউন্ডেশন ৷ ভোলায় ঘুর্ণিঝড় রিমেলে ক্ষতিগ্রস্ত ২৫০ পরিবারের মাঝে ১৫ লক্ষ টাকা বিতরণ করল কোস্ট ফাউন্ডেশন মোংলায় দিন দুপুরে দোকান ঘর ভাংচুর ও জবর দখলের চেষ্টা বর্তমান সরকার অসহায় দুস্থদের সরকার-মেয়র শেখ আ: রহমান জলবায়ু পরিবর্তন মোকাবেলায় পরিকল্পনা আছে বটে, কিন্তু বাস্তবায়নে বাজেট নেই বাগেরহাটে কলেজ শিক্ষকদের বেসিক আইসিটি প্রশিক্ষণের সনদ প্রদান বঙ্গবন্ধুর সমাধিতে ফকিরহাটের নবনির্বাচিত চেয়ারম্যানগণের শ্রদ্ধা নিবেদন

Planetary Health Movement: Your Engagement Is Important-Rezaul Karim Chowdhury

Rezaul Karim Chowdhury, Executive Director at COAST Foundation
  • আপডেট সময় : রবিবার, ২১ এপ্রিল, ২০২৪
  • ৩০৫ বার পঠিত
Some 96.5% of the people surveyed in a recent study conducted in the USA said they were "very" or "extremely concerned" about the well-being of their current or potential future children in a climate-changed world.

Like a human being, this planet has a health, for our own health, the health of this planet must be taken care of, otherwise health of ours and our future generation will be in jeopardy. We must give space to natural resources to be regenerated.
We must take care on how to how to keep our drinking water sources pure so that we will be free from water borne diseases like Diarrhea. Need to keep our local environment temperature in a tolerable level of our human health, in planting trees in our surrounding and in towns at least in our roof tops, having space between building, having small / big parks, controlling real estate developers in respect of not creating dust and high sound so that e.g., there will be no heat stroke and sound pollution threats to heart disease patient and older aged people. How to keep our air clean so that we will have healthy breadth, not causing lung cancer. Why not our policy makers and Bureaucrats not so strict to get rid of outdate vehicles from our streets, so that we will be free from black smokes. Why not we create space for bicycles and having car free days and road in our townships.
How we are treating our daily waste, in our household, in our villages and in our town, is it not polluting our air, congestion in our drainage system, creating another one black Burignaga with bad smell. Cannot we make Chao Praya river like in Bangkok city which is one best example of keeping clean river water in installing water treatment plant in two sides of bustling city. The river became a wonderful touristic river cruise. Why not we create turn our waste to energy and fertilizers that will help us to have alternative of chemical fertilizers.
Fossil fuel whether its form e.g., hard form is coal, liquid form is fuel and gas form are LPG, is a problem but what is the alternative, solar power and wind energy is an alternative. Why we have forgotten the policy of 10 % energy source of solar pant installation in our buildings. Using led bulb, creating more windows, using different time in winter and summer, using different office timing, we can enhance our energy efficiency in saving some energy or fossil fuel consumption.
Plastic is also a problem, as it is hardly disposable thus these are biggest threats to our soil, drainage, and ocean resources. In Bangladesh around 20 million fisherman livelihood depends on sea fish recourses, Hilsha fish is supplier of our 60 % nutrition. Alternatives to plastics are there already. Is our food production being Carbone neutral? There are alternatives already innovated by people, there are progressive policies too, people are raising voices, we need political commitment to save our mother earth and need to embark on regenerative economics. We need revolutionary changes in our education, governance, business and personal lifestyle. Government / Politicians must lead but as individual we have responsibility to initiate. Business / Market / Private sector can do such sustainability in integrating their profitability.
All these has been discussed in Kualalumpur during 16 to 19 April in Planetary Health Assembly 2024 at Sunway University with the auspicious of Center for Planetary Health and John Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, headed by Dr Jemilah Mahmud and Dr Sam Myers. Dr Jemilah Mahmud is well known global figure in respect of humanitarian movement. There were 1600 participants from 69 countries, world renowned professors presented papers, participants express their views. There were sessions on, changing education system, food system, mental health, urbanization, and preservation of nature, zero waste, regenerative economics, climate justice, GDP verses people happiness, safer planet etc. Finally, a road map for 2024 has adopted which contain four broader content, ie, education revolution, governance, business sustainability and finally communication and advocacy strategy. The road map has been drafted by hundreds of scholars and activists from around the world, most of whom have been participated in the conferences. Several international organizations have taken responsibility to take forward the roadmap in 2024. Next PHAM 2025 will be held in Erasmus School of Public Health and Management in Rotterdam Netherlands.
Malaysian government has already embarked on preparing National Planetary Health Action Plan, which will be a motivation factor to all other national government. But the movement has a need of political commitment from our policy leaders simultaneously it is also needed a commitment for lifestyle change from individual and community leaders. At first, we need to create a critical mass in this regard and need to create evidence of changes in our own places. Please join in the movement visit the PHAM 2024 website, your engagement is needed to save the planetary health thereby our own human health.

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